Sega set Total War: Rome 2 for September 3rd release

Thursday, 9th May 2013 14:18 GMT By Alex Donaldson

Sega has finally confirmed the release date for Total War: Rome 2 as September 3rd, 2013.

The release date will be identical worldwide – a Tuesday – meaning a simultaneous global launch.

The company also confirmed a selection of other details about Creative Assembly’s latest RTS including the pack art, pre-order bonuses and Collector’s Edition.

The Collector’s Edition will be produced in one limited run of 22,000 individually numbered copies and contains a number of Roman-themed items in a leather-effect presentation box with a magnetic, gold-coloured clasp to close it.

Included inside that snazzy box is a uniquely-numbered (Roman numerals, of course) steelbook copy of the game, a kit with which you can construct your very own Roman Onager, a set of replica Roman dice and roundels, a canvas campaign map and an exclusive Punic Wars card game. The box even doubles as a classic Roman game board when unfolded.

You can find out who near you is stocking the ridiculously packed Collector’s Edition through this link.

Those who pre-order any edition of the game from participating retailers will get their hands on the first DLC for free. That DLC, the Greek States Culture Pack, adds three additional playable factions – Epirus, Athens and Sparta. Each faction has unique units, buildings, missions and win conditions as well as their own tech tree. Sparta is deliberately designed as a challenging, difficult faction to use.

See the announcement trailer and images of the box, artwork and collector’s edition contents for yourself below.



  1. EsiX

    “September 3rd, 2012″ ?
    *slowclap* VG

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Alex Donaldson

    @1 Haha! Whoops! Fixed.

    I’ve added detailed info & images of the special editions and pack art as well. One of the cooler Collector’s Editions I’ve seen in a while, I think, if the quality is all up to snuff.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. mxmassef

    Total war series is just amazing. Propably the best strategy games in history :).

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Stilvan

    Me: Available September 3rd? -> Steam -> Prepurchase -> Pay. Which is kinda funny because I did the same thing with Shogun 2 and didn’t really play it all that much…

    #4 2 years ago
  5. GrimRita

    ready or not, here it comes.

    @3 Shogun 2 was dreadful. Unfinished, shallow and totally uninspiring, especially when you place it along side Empire: Total War, which was outstanding.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. NeoSquall

    - Buildable Onager?


    - Playable Tabula set?


    - Bone-effect dices?


    - A card game created by the developers themselves?


    - (Roman numerals) numbered SteelBook?


    #6 2 years ago
  7. GrimRita

    Just seen the price – £109.99 – ‘taking the piss’ starring Sega

    #7 2 years ago

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